Dimensions include mat.
This presentation design for a narrow, vertical lancet window on the south side of the nave in Honan Chapel, Cork, Ireland, features Saint Gobnat of Ballyvourney. The background is made up of honeycomb-shaped lozenges. Gobnat's head is turned right; in one hand she holds her abbess's wooden crozier and in her other hand she holds a model of the abbey she founded. A robber is featured on lower right; according to legend, St. Gobnat's bees prevented a band of robbers from breaking into the abbey to steal her beehive.
Though spelled "Gobnat" on various locations surrounding the drawing, St. Gobnat can also be spelled Gobnait, Gobnet, Gobhnet, Gobnaid, Gobnata, and Gobnatae. Saint Gobnat was a sixth-century patron saint of beekeepers; a strong cult developed around her in Ballyvourney, County Cork, Ireland, where she lived her entire life.
Penciled in around the drawing are details describing various stories that are depicted in the design.
Harry Clarke was an early 20th century Irish stained glass artist.
"The Educational Depository, Kildare Place, Dublin" --
stamped on verso.
Illustrated and described in CMG Annual Report, 1996, p. 26-27.
A separate order number label is housed with the drawing.
This was to be exhibited in the New York Winter Antiques Show 2009, but was withdrawn due to lack of adequate display space.